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|| KNOW YOUR AGI NATIONAL ELECTION CANDIDATES || OPPORTUNITY TO ADVERTISE IN THE AGI GISE 2017 BROCHURE || AGI TO ENHANCE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR WITH GCIDF INITIATIVE – ROCKSON DOGBEGAH || DAILY INTERBANK RATES || AGI WEBSITE ADVERT SPACE || WE NEED SECTOR FOCUSED BANKS – AGI CHIEF EXECUTIVE || ELECTION OF NATIONAL OFFICERS: 2018-2019 || DAILY INTERBANK FX RATES || AGI URGES GOVERNMENT TO SUSTAIN STABILITY IN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT || GIPC REVIEWS LAWS TO ATTRACT HUGE INVESTSMENT ||

AGI NEWS

KNOW YOUR AGI NATIONAL ELECTION CANDIDATES

Published Date: 2017-11-04

Below are the respective candidates for the AGI National Election 2017 to held during our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 8th November 2017 at the Trade Fair Main Auditorium.   PRESIDENT:  Company Representative

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OPPORTUNITY TO ADVERTISE IN THE AGI GISE 2017 BROCHURE

Published Date: 2017-11-03

We wish to offer you this unique opportunity to advertise in the Ghana Industrial Summit & Expo (GISE) 2017 event brochure.   The colourful brochure is expected to be released on the 12th of November 2017.    The theme for the summit is “Boosting Ghanaian Industria

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AGI TO ENHANCE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR WITH GCIDF INITIATIVE – ROCKSON DOGBEGAH

Published Date: 2017-10-02

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has inaugurated the Ghana Construction Industry Development Forum, in the absence of a Ghana Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) that the Association has been calling for, for some years now.  At the opening ceremon

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DAILY INTERBANK RATES

Published Date: 2017-09-29

Currency Pairs Code Buying Selling U.S Dollar USDGHS 4.3922 4.3966 Pound Sterling GBPGHS 5.8926 5.8998 Swiss Franc CHFGHS 4.5328 4.5362 Australian Dollar AUDGHS 3.4442 3.4496

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AGI WEBSITE ADVERT SPACE

Published Date: 2017-09-19

It is our greatest pleasure to introduce to you the redesigned AGI website and offer you the exclusive opportunity to advertise on the site. This website has automatically been linked to AGI Mobile App as well for bigger mileage. We have unrivalled advertising space at a very reasonable price, an

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WE NEED SECTOR FOCUSED BANKS – AGI CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Published Date: 2017-09-15

Chief Executive officer of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Seth Twum Akwaboah has registered his apprehension to the “general” increase in the minimum capital requirement of Commercial Banks by the Bank of Ghana from GHS120million to GHS400million by close of 2

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ELECTION OF NATIONAL OFFICERS: 2018-2019

Published Date: 2017-09-14

NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR AGI NATIONAL ELECTIONS We forward the official Nomination Forms and Guidelines for the Elections of National Executives of the Association of Ghana Industries; namely President, Vice President (Large Scale), Vice President (SMEs), National Treasurer and two other

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DAILY INTERBANK FX RATES

Published Date: 2017-09-14

U.S Dollar USDGHS 4.4030 4.4074 Pound Sterling GBPGHS 5.8771 5.8834 Swiss Franc CHFGHS 4.5549 4.5566 Australian Dollar AUDGHS 3.5116 3.5159 Canadian Dollar CADGHS 3.6111 3.6126

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AGI URGES GOVERNMENT TO SUSTAIN STABILITY IN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Published Date: 2017-08-01

Business confidence continued to rise from 103.8 to 109.2 in Q2, 2017 according to the AGI Business Barometer report. Government’s effort towards ensuring macro-economic stability in the first half of the year is paying off. Against the background of a relative stability in exchange rate, poli

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GIPC REVIEWS LAWS TO ATTRACT HUGE INVESTSMENT

Published Date: 2017-07-14

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has commenced processes to review its laws to guide existing and new investments into the country. The GIPC contends that there is the need to adjust the country’s laws to meet the modern investment trends. According to the CEO of the GIPC, Mr

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DOGBEGAH CALLS FOR ENACTMENT OF LEGISLATION ON DELAYED PAYMENTS

Published Date: 2017-07-13

Mr. Rockson Dogbegah, Construction sector chairman, Association of Ghana Industries is advocating the construction sector the AGI led by Mr. Dogbegah called on the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr. Kwasi Amoako –Attah in Accra he said delayed in payment for work done adversely affecting cont

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STAKEHOLDERS IN THE CONTRUCTION SECTOR PUSH FOR LOCAL CONTENT

Published Date: 2017-07-12

Stakeholders in the construction sector have kick-started the process of developing a Local Content Policy for the construction industry in Ghana The local content policy would not only ensure increasing Ghanaian participation in the construction sector but would provide employment opportunities

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NEED FOR LOCAL CONTENT POLICY FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Published Date: 2017-07-05

The burgeoning construction industry in Ghana urgently requires the formulation and passage of a local content policy to ensure a vibrant and strong local construction industry necessary for the sustainable development of the country.  It is no doubt that for sustainability, the nation canno

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AGI BOSS CALLS FOR RAW MATERIAL POLICY TO FEED GHANA'S AGRO-PROCESSORS

Published Date: 2017-07-01

The Executive Director of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has called for the development of a raw material policy that will ensure a reliable and adequate supply to Agro processing companies and guarantee competitive market for farmers. Seth Twum-Akwaboah said the policy is needed to pu

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FINANCE MINISTER PROMISES FUND TO SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

Published Date: 2017-06-28

Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, has assured Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of government’s support in various ways to harness their full potential. In this direction, Mr Ofori-Atta said the government would establish an Industrial Development Fund to finance critical initiatives o

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4th Entrepreneurial Knowledge Forum (EKF)

Published Date: 2017-06-22

ISO-Management Systems Awareness Programme on Thursday 22nd June, 2017 As part of our commitment to scale up the capacity of members for the ‘Local Content’ and the ‘One District One Factory’ objective, the Association of Ghana Industries partnered Syscon Consulting Limite

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50 AGI COMPANIES SELECTED FOR GOV'T STIMULUS PACKAGE

Published Date: 2017-06-19

50 Association of Ghanaian Industries (AGI) companies have been selected to be examined by government for a stimulus package. Upon examination, 30 companies at various levels of financial distress will be supported in four financial packages. According to Eddy Safo Kwakye, a member of the tech

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ADs SPACE AVAILABLE ON AGI'S NEWLY DESIGNED WEBSITE!

Published Date: 2017-06-15

It is our greatest pleasure to introduce to you the redesigned AGI website and offer you the exclusive opportunity to advertise on the site. We have unrivalled advertising space at a very reasonable price, and attractive features that can reach the exact audience you want. Offering an Advertiser

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PARLIAMENT PASSES BILL TO SCRAP TAXES ON SPARE PARTS

Published Date: 2017-06-15

Parliament has passed the Customs Amendment Bill which will ensure the removal of import duty taxes on spare parts. The bill was passed despite stiff opposition from the Minority side, who argued that the passage will not benefit spare parts dealers. Speaking to Citi News, the Deputy Minority Leader

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AGI SECTOR CHAIR APPLAUDS CONSTRUCTION BANK ESTABLISHMENT

Published Date: 2017-06-13

The sector chair of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) Construction Sector and Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB-Africa) Mr Rockson Dogbegah has lauded the establishment of Construction Bank Ghana Limited describing it as timely and strategic. “I see the ope

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AGI CONCERNED ABOUT COMPETING WITH GOVERNMENT ON FINANCIAL MARKET

Published Date: 2017-04-13

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) says government’s continued sourcing of funds from banks remains a disincentive to private sector growth. Chairperson for Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Zonal branch of the AGI, Afua Gyamfua Owusu Akyaw, said at the first quarterly meeting in Kumasi the si

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STOCK EXCHANGE BOUNCES BACK

Published Date: 2017-04-11

Trading on the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) ended in the positive in the week ending April 7, as investors, confidence in some banking stocks, revived their appetite for the equity. As a result, the GSE Composite Index improved by 1.79 per cent to settle at 1,898.34 points. This represented a year-

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RAY SOWAH APPOINTED MD OF GCB BANK

Published Date: 2017-04-11

The Board of Directors of GCB Bank Limited (GCB) has appointed Mr. Anselm Raymond Sowah, a seasoned banker and lawyer as the Managing Director of the Bank. He replaces Mr. Ernest Mawuli Agbesi who resigned as MD of the Bank last week. Mr. Sowah was a Banker in the City of London for 30 years a

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TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS (T4B) FORUM

Published Date: 2017-04-04

The Accra Regional Office of AGI has collaborated with X-Solutions Ltd, a strategy consulting and business advisory firm and the British Council to organize a forum to connect businesses with technology, under the name Technology for Business (T4B) Forum. The objective of the Forum was to kick-start

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DR. ADDISON TAKES OVER AS GOVERNOR OF BANK OF GHANA

Published Date: 2017-04-01

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr. Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison as the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BOG) subject to consultation with the Council of State.  A statement issued by the Director of Communications, Mr. Eugene Arhin, said the President has subsequently

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DR. ATO ARTHUR TAKES OVER AS HEAD OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE

Published Date: 2017-04-01

Dr. Callistus Mahama, the former Head of the Local Government service (LGS), has officially handed over to his successor, Dr. Nana Ato Arthur, at short ceremony in Accra. The ceremony was witnessed by the Chief Director at the office of the Head of LGS, Joseph M. Dasanah and other governmental of

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UPDATE ON SWITCH AFRICA GREEN NETWORKING FORUM IN ACCRA, GHANA - DAY 1

Published Date: 2017-03-22

Theme: “GHANA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE TRANSITION OF AFRICA TO AN INCLUSIVE GREEN ECONOMY” SWITCH Africa Green (SAG) began the 2-day Ghana National Networking Forum in Accra City Hotel in Accra on 21 March, 2017. The main objectives of the forum are to discuss opportunities, challe

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INVITATION FROM DONORS TO DONATE TO THE KOKROKOO CHARITIES PROJECT

Published Date: 2017-03-21

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) in collaboration with the KOKROKOO CHARITIES under the PROJECT 100 to save life of premature babies. PROJECT 100 is an initiative of Kwami Sefa Kayi broadcast journalist and host of Kokrokoo on Peace FM to install 100 Infant Incubators in some Hospitals acro

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AGI SIGNS MOU WITH COMMONWEALTH ENTERPRISE AND INVESTMENT COUNCIL

Published Date: 2017-03-20

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together in creating enabling platforms that will attract foreign private investments to promote Industrial and&

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TELL US THE SIZE OF STIMULUS PACKAGE – AGI TO GOVERNMENT

Published Date: 2017-03-16

Government must be specific about how much money is in its “stimulus package” for the industrial sector, the Association of Ghana Industries has said, even as it pledged to support in the “design and implementation” of the package “to avoid waste.” The 2017 bud

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AGI WELCOMES GOVERNMENT’S BOLD INITIATIVES IN 2017 BUDGET

Published Date: 2017-03-14

PRESS STATEMENT The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) lauds Government’s bold initiatives in the 2017 Budget Statement and Economic Policy that seek to support industrial development generally and the manufacturing sector in particular. This will help create the needed employment in the

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DEATH AND CREMATION OF MR. SHRI MANU BHAI PATEL, MD OF TEMA STEEL CO. LTD.

Published Date: 2017-03-14

We deeply regret to announce the death of our cherished member Mr. Shri Manu Bhai Patel, the Managing Director of Tema Steel Company Limited. His cremation details as follows: Date:   Tomorrow Wednesday 15th March, 2017 Time:   8:30am to 10:30am Venue Former Barclays B

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PARLIAMENT APPROVES AMENDMENT BILLS FOR TAX CUTS

Published Date: 2017-03-13

Parliament on Wednesday approved four amendment Bills to scrap taxes as proposed in the 2017 budget. The Bills are the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, Special Petroleum Tax (Amendment) Bill, Special Import (Amendment) Bill and Customs and Excise (Petroleum Taxes and the Petroleum Related Levies (R

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GOVERNMENT MUST FULFILL PROMISES – BUDGET 2017

Published Date: 2017-03-03

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has called on government to ensure the implementation of incentives promised the business community. Speaking to Starr Business after the presentation of the 2017 budget statement in Parliament on Thursday, March 2, 2017 by the finance minister, AGI presi

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ASSOCIATION OF GHANA INDUSTRIES (AGI) NATIONAL COUNCIL\'S COMMUNIQUE

Published Date: 2017-02-06

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), at its Annual National Council Strategic Workshop held from February 3 to 4, 2017, at Peduase, on the theme “Ensuring Effective Implementation of Government Policies” considered the new era of Industrialization and how AGI should position itself

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EXPLORE NEW WAYS FOR GOVT, PRIVATE SECTOR TO WORK EFFECTIVELY - PREZ TO AGI

Published Date: 2017-01-17

President Akufo-Addo says the most effective and efficient way to develop the country is through partnership with the private sector. He has also made a commitment towards the task of creating a policy framework to establish a track record of consistency in growing the Ghanaian economy. The pr

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FEATURE AND ADVERTISE IN AGI DIRECTORY HANDBOOK PUBLICATION

Published Date: 2017-01-11

Book your place in the unique, classy and glossy hand book dubbed “AGI Directory Handbook” to be published soon.   All members are required to provide information (50 words) on  company, services or products, location and contact to be featured at no cost. Opportunity for

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CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, NANA AKUFO-ADDO AND NPP

Published Date: 2016-12-12

The National Council and the entire membership of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) extends our heartiest congratulations to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party for winning the December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections. We are proud to say that for the sevent

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INTRODUCING ROYAL ATLANTIC HOSTELS

Published Date: 2016-12-12

Royal Atlantic Hostels offers a variety of very neat, comfortable and spacious, accommodation options. Our rooms are new and well maintained irrespective of it being private or shared with single or bunk beds. The rooms are individually tailored to suit the traveler, students, business, groups and a

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PRESS RELEASE: AGI URGES POLITICAL PARTIES TO ENSURE PEACEFUL ELECTIONS

Published Date: 2016-12-05

AGI URGES POLITICAL PARTIES TO ENSURE PEACEFUL ELECTIONS As Ghana goes to the polls this Wednesday to elect a President and our Parliamentarians, the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and the entire business community wish Ghanaians a peaceful election. The upcoming general elections are o

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LACK OF CAPACITY STILL CONSTRAINS LOCAL CONTENT IN GHANA – AGI

Published Date: 2016-10-22

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has cited the lack of capacity building as one major constraint to local content in Ghana. After almost three years since the passage of the Petroleum Local content law, Ghanaian companies are yet to actively participate in the oil and gas sector. &ldq

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AGI AWARDS NIGHT TICKETS

Published Date: 2016-10-10

We wish to inform you that tickets for the 5th AGI Ghana Industry Awards night are currently on sale at the AGI Office at the Trade Fair Centre as follows:   Ordinary table (for 10 persons)            Ghc3

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AGI APPLAUDS PRESIDENT’S DIRECTIVE TO STOP THC

Published Date: 2016-10-02

The Association of Ghana Industry (AGI) has lauded the firm directive by President John Mahama asking shipping lines to halt the Terminal Handling Charges (THC) at the ports. The AGI believes the final warning by President Mahama will stop the shipping lines from charging the THC. According to th

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GHACEM GRABS AGI'S OVERALL BEST INDUSTRIAL COMPANY AWARD

Published Date: 2016-08-19

GHACEM, the leading Cement Manufacturing Company in Ghana and a prestigious member of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), has won the highest awards, the Overall Best Industrial Company of the Year of the Ghana Industry Awards for 2015. GHACEM was cited for providing invaluable service to

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